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Passing of Noboru Hayama, Founder, Honorary Chairman, former President and former Chairman

March 21, 2012

It is with great regret to inform you that Noboru Hayama, Founder, former President and former Chairman of RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, as well as Honorary Chairman of the Company, passed away on Tuesday, March 13th due to heart failure at the age of 87.

Noboru Hayama was the father of Akira Hayama, current President & C.E.O. of the Company.

The wake and the funeral service had already been held by close members of the family, with Akira Hayama as the host of the funeral. In accordance with a strong request by the Hayama family, we respectfully decline to accept condolence gifts of any kind.

The Company plans to hold a company funeral at a later date, which details we will announce at the earliest convenience.

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